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Re: automake: cleanup and revival.

From: Warren Young
Subject: Re: automake: cleanup and revival.
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:55:12 -0600

On Oct 25, 2017, at 2:51 PM, Mathieu Lirzin <address@hidden> wrote:
> Warren Young <address@hidden> writes:
>> As for the portability of ANSI terminal escape codes, it’s still best
>> to delegate such things to curses or libraries like it, despite the
>> near ubiquity of ANSI-family terminal emulators.

I didn’t quite finish that thought: “…because at the very least, you can then 
say 'TERM=dumb myprogram’ to strip terminal escape codes on an ad hoc basis.”

> Colors are already automatically used when possible [1] and can be
> disabled with the AM_COLOR_TESTS environment variable.

Right on.

Any reason it doesn’t back that up with “test -t 1”, though?

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